Meat eaters in the USA are in a state of frenzy after a tiny tick was discovered to be at the heart of a vegetarian epidemic spreading across the southern region.
Dr. Scott Commins, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Virginia believes the seemingly ethical, pro-vegan Lone Star tick is responsible for a recent spate of meat allergies in the region.
Commins suspects that central to the success of the Lone Star’s militant, meat bashing campaign is a cell in its saliva that potentially triggers a violent reaction to meat amongst those bitten by the tick. He said, “People will eat beef and then anywhere from three to six hours later start having a reaction; anything from hives to full-blown anaphylactic shock.”
The link between the Lone Star tick and the rash of meat allergies remains unconfirmed, but doctors have advised against fighting the inevitable descent into vegetarianism, with study researcher Michelle Altrich observing symptoms ranging from “very mild to life-threatening”.
Baffling researchers, however, are reports emerging of victims suffering from vegetarianism in more northerly regions of the United States uninhabited by the Lone Star tick, fuelling panic amongst the people of America that the outbreak of vegetarianism could be spreading.
Many victims of the tick are said to have been left distraught at the prospect of a lifetime without meat, with belly busting meat gorges a diet staple in the southern states.
Regardless, the Lone Star tick seems to represent the biggest threat to liberty in the United States since the last thing that was the biggest threat to liberty in the United States and has scientists scrambling to find a solution.
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